I did not understand how much the random hug means,
Or how a simple art project can bring out motherly beams.
I did not understand how much worry an illness can cause,
Or the heartache of watching my child cry in pain because.
I did not understand how long "nine months" is,
Or how tough birthing a child really is.
I did not realize how beautiful the night can be,
Even when my child is crying endlessly.
I did not realize public tantrums can be so frazzling,
Or conversely how uneventful public outings can be dazzling.
I did not realize how projects take longer when I have a little "helper,"
And how meaningful those projects become because of said "helper".
I did not realize how much, Mom, you love and care for me,
It just took having my own child to truly understand and see.
~ T Rex Mom
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